Dick Morris asks, "Is there no end to the arrogance of our elected officials? Having assisted in foisting Rod Blagojevich on the voters of Illinois, the Democrats in Springfield have refused to strip him of the power to appoint a new Senator for fear that they might lose a special election, as voters seethe over Blagojevich’s corruption."
Speaker of the House Mike Madigan insists that Rod Blagojevich must chose the new Senator, regardless of pendig corruption charges and voter outrage.
The Illinois state legislature wants to impeach Governor Blagojevich, but there's no guarantee that they can do that before the Governor appoints a new Senator. U.S. Senate appointments do not require legislative confirmation at either the state or federal level. Blagojevich's appointment will be binding and final.
Recent polling revealed that Illinois voters want to pick their own Senator by a margin of 66 to 26.
"Every major spot in Illinois state government is now held by a Democrat," Morris stated in his article. "One party government, by either party, breeds the kind of arrogant corruption and self-seeking of which Blagojevich has become the poster child."
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